Irish weather forecast: Downpours, thunder, and flooding to continue in Ireland this week

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This week’s Irish weather forecast brings another yellow warning status for counties Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Carlow.

Persistent heavy rain and thundery showers have prompted Irish weather forecast experts to issue flood risk warnings to vulnerable areas.

Overnight temperatures are set to recover slightly but the Emerald Isle will mostly stay under a band of rain until Friday.

A dull Monday morning

Ireland will start the week under a dull cloud of mist and rain in most areas with temperatures varying between 9C in the west and 12C in the east.

The southern coastline will benefit from any dry spells with highs of 12C and light easterly breezes making perfect walking weather.

Conditions will be slightly colder in Ulster with the Irish weather forecast predicting highs of 10C and rain all afternoon in Belfast.

The Atlantic coastline will be wet will highs of 9C and easterly winds becoming moderate towards the evening.

Overnight temperatures will be at their lowest in northwest Connacht, staying well above freezing at 5C.

Showers will clear in northern parts of Ireland and the capital while easing to patchy drizzle in the south.

Mist and fog

Low pressure on Tuesday morning will bring more unsettled conditions with most of the country waking up to a damp mist and thick fog.

Heavy rain will bring a yellow weather warning to the southeast in the early part of the day before travelling in a northerly direction.

Easterly winds will continue to feel fresh and moderately gusty making for a wet and windy day in Ireland.

Temperatures will vary between 8C and 12C although the Irish weather forecast warns the wet weather will make it feel a lot colder.

A risk of spot flooding on Tuesday afternoon in low parts of Waterford and Wexford will reduce as the downpours become less heavy towards the evening.

Scattered showers will continue overnight, mostly along the east coast, with onshore winds bringing the temperature as low as 4C.

The risk of flooding will shift to counties Kilkenny and Wicklow as thundery downpours sweep Ireland.

Brighter spells

Further showers will continue to fall midweek but remain mostly in the east, northeast and south of the country.

The rest of Ireland will dry up and get some bright sunny spells by Wednesday afternoon.

This will be the best day for the west with parts of Galway reaching highs of 10C with clear skies and spells of sunshine in places.

Northwest breezes will make conditions feel fresh with a brisk walk along the Atlantic coast highly recommended.

The Irish weather forecast predicts further dry spells for Wednesday night with a light band of rain covering Ulster with lows of 5C.

Further outbreaks of rain will cover Ireland for most of Thursday before clearing up in time for a dry night.

Downpours will be heaviest in the south and lightest in the capital on Thursday afternoon.

Light to moderate northwest breezes will make it feel wintry before temperatures plummet as low as 2C overnight.

Friday will be colder but drier in time for the weekend.

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